True Blood: Season 4, Episode 3

If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'? (10 Jul. 2011)

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After his encounter with Marnie and the coven, Eric seems to have lost his memory. He knows he's a vampire but does not recall who he is. Sookie takes him home - he doesn't realize that he ... See full summary »



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After his encounter with Marnie and the coven, Eric seems to have lost his memory. He knows he's a vampire but does not recall who he is. Sookie takes him home - he doesn't realize that he owns the house - and contacts Pam for help. Tara is concerned when Lafayette disappears. Jason is still being held prisoner by Crystal and her backwoods clan and learns exactly what they have in store for him. Sam Merlotte takes his brother Tommy to task for wanting to cheat Mrs. Fortenberry out of a possible fortune. Jessica seeks Bill's advice after feeding on a pick-up at Fangtasia. Sookie gets a surprise visit from the faerie world. Written by garykmcd

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The episode features a vampire being filmed while feeding on a human and the website "" is tattooed on one of the filmmakers arms. Following the screening of this episode, the True Blood production opened a website at this URL with gruesome videos of vampires feeding on humans. See more »


Tara Thornton: It's been a while since I've been attacked by a vampire, and guess what, it still sucks.
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Sookie & Eric : The Strange Adventures of the Fairy and the Våmpire
11 July 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

John Doe, Kyle XY and now Eric Northman's compass is heading south ! Last time I almost admitted that True Blood had now officially become one of my guilty pleasures but I hadn't considered that one episode could actually be hilarious. Alexander Skarsgård (Eric) and Anna Paquin (S-o-o-k-i-e Sookie !) chemistry had been great so far but it was nothing compared to this third installment. Geek tip of the day : Press Alt + 0229 to flood the Web with å and other Swedooshiganess. So Skarsgård has finally found a refreshing role to appeal his ego but more important make us giggle like drunk fairies. And it's also obvious the writers are having a lot of fun too considering the numerous jokes they pulled. You killed my fairy godmother she said and Eric making a moue was irresistible. I also loved the tension between them, perpetually oscillating between naive blood thirst and a déjà vu growing friendship between Tarzeric and Jansookie. Beside the few usual glitches in the editing the rest was a torrent of exciting, entertaining and even interesting wicked drops. From the character development, all the different approaches they had regarding the vampire menace, to the disturbing Jason arc there was nothing left to remove from this sophisticated story. And it dug even deeper when Courtney Ford materialized on screen. Her performance as Christine Hill in Dexter's season 4 was so exceptional that I can't wait to see what they have planned for her. Considering her character already knew Bill (Stephen Moyer) I suppose they met in season 3 so it seems my ignorance is starting to get the best of me. Wait, I knew I had something bad to say about it ! Indeed Hill's talent and also Moyer's deserve better than a quick sex scene. Their conversation at the restaurant was well staged and a succulent preliminary but then they ruined everything in a few split seconds. However I'm convinced they have planned a whole diner with dessert and fromage so the best is yet to come ! I'm Alive and On Fire ? You bet !

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